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Event Calendar


european_street_cafe_logo_medThe Specktator is thrilled to have European Street Cafe as title sponsor of the online calendar!

As one of my favorite places to eat, drink and socialize in the the city, “E. Street” (as the cool kids call it) makes the perfect partner to help promote the best events happening in the city.

 

NOTE: This is a “curated calendar,” meaning I have personally reviewed each event and consider it to be of interest to the general public and/or something particularly compelling. It is important to know that businesses cannot buy a calendar entry. That said, if you have an event you would like considered for the calendar or a $pon$ored feature, send the pertinent information to whatsup@thespecktator.com.

And by the way, be sure to change the view from “month” to “stream” below. Unless you like being really annoyed.

 

Apr 2 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm Jacksonville Fairgrounds
From collectivecon.com Meet Robin Lord Taylor (Penguin from “Gotham”), Kevin Sorbo (Hercules from “Hercules: The Legendary Journeys”) and Candice Patton (Iris West from “The Flash”) and many others! Collective Con offers three days of fun featuring celebrity guests,[...]
Apr 2 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm Hemming Park
From facebook.com This inaugural event features three mural walls for children to paint: Think of it as a giant coloring book that will be designed by local and visiting artists and muralists from all over the[...]
Apr 2 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm Jacksonville Landing
From Facebook.com For the 11th year, PHINS (Parrot Heads in Natural Settings) is hosting a gumbo competition. If you haven’t been yet this is the time to come and have phun in the sun while[...]
Apr 3 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm Jacksonville Fairgrounds
From collectivecon.com Meet Robin Lord Taylor (Penguin from “Gotham”), Kevin Sorbo (Hercules from “Hercules: The Legendary Journeys”) and Candice Patton (Iris West from “The Flash”) and many others! Collective Con offers three days of fun featuring celebrity guests,[...]
Apr 27 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm Veterans Memorial Arena
From beerfestjax.com The 8th Annual Jacksonville Craft & Import Beer Festival allows attendees to sample some of the best craft and imported beer available with more than 40 participating breweries bringing more than 300 different beers to taste. The Craft and[...]
May 6 @ 4:00 pm – 11:00 pm
From jacksonville.funfesttour.com Good Music. Good People. Good Times. Artists scheduled to appear include LL Cool J, Dru Hill, Master P. New Edition (the Bobby Brown-less version, FYI) and Naughty by Nature. For more than 20 years, the[...]
May 7 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm Willowbranch Library
From facebook.com Enjoy a day of comics, superheroes, board games, and general nerdery at the Willowbranch Library and Superhero Hive. All-day activities include appearances by local comic artists and authors, trivia scavenger hunt, arts and[...]
May 20 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm Veterans Memorial Arena
From beerfestjax.com The Jacksonville Craft and Import Beer Festival creates a setting for you to sample some of the best craft and imported beer available. We will have over 40 participating breweries bringing more than 300 different beers[...]
Jul 6 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm Hemming Park
From Facebook Put on your best red, white and blue and come out to July’s Art Walk! Keep the celebration going with live music by The Band Be Easy, art work by local vendors, delectable[...]
Jul 9 @ 11:00 am – 7:00 pm University Center, University of North Florida
From facebook.com If you love Doctor Who, this one-day event is for you. Special guests include actor Colin Spall, producer Louis Robinson, The Ken Spivey Band, the Madrina Dance Company and Noise Complaint Comedy Troupe. And what Doctor[...]
Aug 3 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm Downtown Jacksonville
From Facebook.com Celebrate Back to School the smART way by coming out to the 3rd annual Back to School SmARTs Art Walk with Fun4FirstCoastKids.com. Enjoy live music, dance performances, chalk art, kids activities and kid-focused[...]
Aug 7 @ 4:20 pm – 10:00 pm Karpeles Library Manuscript Museum
This year marks the 21st year that some of the grooviest people in town  gather to celebrate Jerry Garcia and the Grateful Dead with live music from The Ouiji  Brothers, Paradoxymoron, and Dave Hendershott and Friends, as well[...]
Aug 13 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm The Museum and Gardens
From Facebook.com #GAAM Games, Art And Music. Your favorite video game based, charity art party/show is back! Indie games, DJs, cosplay, charity art auctions, live performances, food trucks, dancing, prizes, and surprises! For the first[...]
Aug 13 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm Hemming Park
From Facebook.com General admission tickets include unlimited tastings of nearly 100 craft and import beers and ciders, access to local food trucksand live music. VIP ticket holders get in at 5 p.m. (one hour early)[...]
Aug 20 @ 9:00 am Lexington Hotel & Conference Center
From Facebook.com   This two-day event features celebrity guests, video game tournaments, events, panels, screenings, displays and artist’s alley. Special guests include George Lowe (voice of Space Ghost), Samantha Newark (Jem from Jem and the Holograms), Mike Toth (animator), Doug Hobart[...]
Aug 21 @ 10:00 am Lexington Hotel & Conference Center
From Facebook.com   This two-day event features celebrity guests, video game tournaments, events, panels, screenings, displays and artist’s alley. Special guests include George Lowe (voice of Space Ghost), Samantha Newark (Jem from Jem and the Holograms), Mike Toth (animator), Doug Hobart[...]
Aug 27 @ 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm Hemming Park
From Facebook.com Hybrid Marketing & Hot 99.5 Duval invite you to dress up and dance to the best hits of the ’80s and ’90s in Hemming Park. Enjoy musical entertainment by DJ NickFRESH, DJ Hiztory[...]
Sep 24 @ 8:00 am – 4:51 pm Jacksonville Fairgrounds
From Facebook.com Rustapalooza is back in Jacksonville for Fall. Join us for the best vintage vendors from around the Southeast in this fabulous air conditioned venue. General admission is $5. Or pay $10 for “early[...]
Sep 24 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm World Golf Village
From worldgolfvillage.com The third annual World Golf Village Golf Festival celebrates what makes the game great. The entire event is free to the public. It will feature interactive activities, with something for golf fans of all[...]
Sep 24 @ 4:30 pm – 6:45 pm A. Philip Randolph Blvd. between Duval and Adams St.
From Facebook.com Don’t just come to the Jacksonville Armada match: Make a day of it! The bash features Intuition beers, special giveaways, exciting tailgating games and food trucks just outside of Community First Park. Come join[...]
Sep 29 @ 8:27 am – 9:27 am Fletcher Park
From saintfrancisanimalhospital.org Sponsored by the St. Francis Animal Hospital and St. Philip Neri Animal Ministry, this fun-filled event for the whole family under the beautiful trees of Fletcher Park. The event will include vendors with items[...]
Sep 30 @ 4:00 pm – 10:00 pm Anheuser-Busch Brewery
From Facebook.com Oktoberfest Jacksonville at the Anheuser-Busch Brewery celebrates German cuisine, culture and great beer with this two-day event in Jacksonville, Florida. Enjoy a variety of entertainment including live music and traditional dancing while food[...]
Oct 1 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens
From Facebook.com Join the Museum, in partnership with the City of Jacksonville’s Environmental Protection Board, for the third annual Envirofest. This is a family-friendly event centered on raising environmental awareness through the arts, education, and[...]
Oct 1 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm JAX Chamber
From Facebook.com Join the JAX Chamber and ImpactJAX for a laid-back afternoon of fun activities and local craft beer at the JAX Chamber! We’ll have some interactive games and music! Food will be available for[...]
Oct 1 @ 11:00 am – 10:00 pm Anheuser-Busch Brewery
From Facebook.com Oktoberfest Jacksonville at the Anheuser-Busch Brewery celebrates German cuisine, culture and great beer with this two-day event in Jacksonville, Florida. Enjoy a variety of entertainment including live music and traditional dancing while food[...]
Oct 1 @ 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm
From Facebook.com Join us for the Jax Truckies 5th Annual Food Truck Championship as Jacksonville’s food trucks compete for bragging rights as the best in their category or overall.
Oct 1 @ 4:00 pm Riverside
From rivercitypride.org Parade starts at Boone Park, heads down St. Johns Avenue to McDuff Avenue to Park Street and ends at 5 Points. Block party begins immediately after.
Oct 2 @ 11:00 am – 8:00 pm site of Riverside Arts Market
From Facebook.com Come out Sunday, October 2 to celebrate River City Pride with a festival of family, food and fun. There will be local merchants to browse and entertainment on the main stage including performances[...]
Oct 2 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm The Avenues
From chsfl.org Caring Chefs is the First Coast’s first, biggest and best food and wine-tasting event. Discover new restaurants, dishes and trends to the tune of 3 live bands! For more than 30 years Caring Chefs[...]
May 6 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm Riverside Arts Market
From Riverside Arts Market Everyone loves their pups, and it’s time to celebrate our furry friends at RAM. Enjoy splash pools, dog treats and a variety of pet-related organizations and producers. As your pups enjoy[...]